Vivian Ducat

Stonefaced is director Vivian Ducat’s first short documentary feature. A native New Yorker, Ducat has directed, produced and written the documentary feature, All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert and more than 20 long-format documentaries for broadcast. She spent the first part of her career in London, working for the BBC, directing films for series including The Story of English, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, Assignment, ("Mr. Murakami Goes to Washington” and “Uncle Sam’s Last Stand”), Locomotion and The American Experience (“Hawaii’s Last Queen,” narrated by Anna Deveare Smith) among other broadcast venues.

Recently, Ducat has also become involved in directing and producing interactive media and short films for touchscreen kiosks and digital exhibitions, for institutions including The Library of Congress, the National Park Service, the New-York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, the Delaware Art Museum, Columbia University, The Museum at Eldridge Street and the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in upper Manhattan.

She studied film directing at the Film Director’s Training Course, an internal program of the BBC offered to promising young staff members. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Ray Segal, and their two sons, Oscar and Hugo.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


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